The psychology of 'favorites' and 'underdogs'

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With the Olympics starting next month, there will be favorites expected to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. In some sports, like men’s... Read more

Eagles fans should see team as work in progress

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A person’s expectations affect his or her behavior. That is to say, how we anticipate the outcome of an event effects the way we feel... Read more

The impact of USA Women’s World Cup victory on girls

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The USA Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory over Japan on July 5 was the most watched women’s sporting event... Read more

It does matter how you play the game

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It’s hard to have watched the recently completed NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship games without dreaming... Read more

Youth Sports: Picking the right team

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Youth sports remain a great place to learn life skills. Children who play sports have a great opportunity to learn how to set goals, manage... Read more

The game within the game: Sherman, Manning and the Super Bowl

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At first glance, Denver vs. Seattle looks like a matchup that offers little in the way of a Philly fan’s rooting interest. But the... Read more

What the Dolphins' bullying saga teaches us about team culture

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Much has been written about the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation that existed on the Miami Dolphins this season. At present,... Read more

Trying out for your first school sports team

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Do you have a son or daughter who is trying out for a school sports team, or who is playing on a team for the first time? If so, this is certainly... Read more